UPDATE: USDA confirms H5N2 cases in 8 Minnesota farms, 1 Iowa

USDA reports finding H5N2 avian flu in eight farms in six Minnesota counties, bringing total to 22 cases in the state, plus first case in Iowa

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service has confirmed the presence of H5N2 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in an additional eight commercial turkey flocks located in six counties of Minnesota. There are 22 total confirmed cases in Minnesota.

The affected flocks are in:

* Kandiyohi County – 30,000 turkeys (fourth detection in the county);

* La Sueur County – 21,500 turkeys (first detection in the county);

* Meeker County – 25,000 turkeys (second detection in the county);

* Meeker County – 20,000 turkeys (third detection in the county);

* Stearns County – 76,000 turkeys (fifth detection in the county);

* Swift County – 160,000 turkeys (first detection in the county);

* Swift County – 154,000 turkeys (second detection in the county), and

* Redwood County – 56,000 turkeys (first detection in the county).

USDA is working closely with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health on a joint incident response. State officials quarantined the premises and birds on the property will be depopulated to prevent the spread of the disease. Birds from the flock will not enter the food system.

Additionally, USDA confirmed the presence of H5N2 HPAI in a commercial turkey flock in Buena Vista County, Iowa. The flock of 27,000 turkeys is the first discovery in Iowa.

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